Browsing All posts tagged under »Italy«

Flight from italian universities

February 5, 2013


(PUBLISHED IN IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA) Equivalent of one university fewer in ten years. Enrolments down from 338,482 in 2003-2004 to 280,144 in 2011-2012. Shrinking teaching staff.     Undergraduates, graduates, post-grads, teaching staff and funds are all on the decline as Italy’s universities struggle. The warning comes from the national university council (CUN) in […]

Big cuts to hospitals and beds in Molise, Lazio and Trentino (Italy)

December 14, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN IL CORRIERE DELLA SERA) Ministry says 30,000 beds must go. Regions have until 31 December to indicate where axe will fall ROME – Italy’s hospitals are to lose 30,000 beds as the scenario outlined in last summer’s spending review begins to take shape. Regions have until 31 December to indicate where the reductions […]

“The sad hue of the crisis”, by Vicente Verdú

November 22, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN EL PAÍS) Spain, once buoyant, is sinking without even understanding what could have gone so wrong. Society is beginning to wilt in despair, but the fear is that this is only the beginning. Vicente Verdú.- Crisis is not the same as desolation. Crisis is not the same as demolition. Crisis is not the same […]

Financial crisis to blame for increased suicides in Italy

November 2, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN NEWS SERVICE-UMICH) The global financial crisis has contributed to an increase in the rates of suicide and attempted suicide for economic reasons in Italy, new research shows. By Ann Arbor.- A team of researchers, co-led by Roberto De Vogli, associate professor of health behavior and health education at the University of Michigan School […]

Italian graduates earned two euros an hour

October 17, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN CORRIERE DELLA SERA) Call centre owned by 35-year-old treated workers like slaves. NAPOLI – Grottaminarda is a village on the border of the provinces of Avellino and Foggia. It is also the place where financial police officers uncovered a call centre operating on behalf of two leading Italian phone companies. Workers were paid less […]

Italian man scales Vatican dome in day long anti-government protest

October 4, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN CORRIERE DELLA SERA) Hanging a banner saying “Help! Enough Monti” from the cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica, an Italian man takes his protest against the government of Mario Monti to new heights An Italian man who eluded Vatican security to scale the 426ft (130m) high dome of St. Peter’s Basilica spent almost a full day […]

Workers in hotel chain plan strike action across Italy

September 21, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN PUNTOSAVONA) Hotel workers with the international NH chain say they’ll strike on Friday to protest the layoffs of hundreds of their colleagues. (ANSA) Italy has 20 properties with the NH Hotel chain, one of the largest internationally and which recently announced the layoffs of 382 workers. The Italian properties employ more than 1,400 […]